Waiting for this picture to load (my computer just decided to torture me) I was just like: "Come on...show me the beauty...show me the majesty!" I was not disappointed. This reminds me of a scene out of Avatar: The Last Airbender. ^^
Really like your work. No. REALLY REALLY like your work! Clichéd as it may be, I still love the atmosphere, can alomost hear the waves lapping on the shoreline (edit- I don't think it's clichéd.)
May I enqire as to the techniques used? I understand that you used textures and brought in some photos for the textures and things. Or do you feel that to elaborate more than you already have is to give away a trade secret?
Nice, reminds me of Andreas Rocha's "Beacon". I'm currently practicing with my wacom tablet since I want to create works that have a painterly feel but I seem to fail on that and get a very digital look, not even good in my opinion. Got any tips?